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Hucclecote Under-14 netball team sail through to national finals

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 11, 2014

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HUCCLECOTE Under-14s netball team have secured a spot in the national finals after a dominant display at the regional finals in Plymouth last weekend.

Taking on the best teams in the South West, Hucclecote produced some great performances to go through to the national finals undefeated.

The girls recorded wins against Cornwall’s Predators 13-6, Jersey Jets 13-3, Devon Titans 14-6, Glos Old Chelts 18-3, Cornish Saints 10-6, Exeter 14-5 and finally Team Bath 13-4. With shooting statistics of over 80%, Hucclecote totally dominated the tournament, but all players`played their part, with coach Gilly Salter able to utilise the whole squad of 11.

The national finals are on May 10-11 in Sheffield and the girls are very excited to be representing the south west of England in a bid to be the national club champions.

Squad; Jane Taylor, Izzie Robinson (joint captains) Lucy Martin, Emmie Hale, Alisha Dudey, Carys Jones, Ellie Parker, Nina Perry, Hannah McCoubrie, Jodie Emms, Alice Bradley.

Hucclecote Hurricanes 48 Challenger Rockets 32

Hucclecote Hurricanes won the Bateman Shield at Bentham Sports Centre last weekend.

The Bateman Shield is a netball handicap knockout competition and the final was played between the two Premier League teams.

Hucclecote Hurricanes had just secured the Premier title and Tewkesbury outfit Challenger Rockets finished third in the same league .

Challengers began the game with a four goal handicap advantage. But from the outset Hurricanes dominated, taking an early lead which they extended to 10 by half time.

Although Challengers never gave up on the contest, Hucclecote never looked like relinquishing their grip on the game

This completed the double header for Hucclecote Hurricanes this season.

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